An event that promises to be spectacular, friendly and festive with all the best players in the world.
Gilles Moretton, President of the FFT, Luigi Carraro, President of the International Paddle Federation and Arnaud Di Pasquale, Director of the Greenweez Paris Premier Paddle Major, presented this morning at the Roland-Garros Stadium the first edition of the Paddle Tournament more great never organized. in France, which will take place from 11 to 17 July.
This morning, Gilles Moretton, President of the French Tennis Federation, Arnaud Di Pasquale, Director of the Greenweez Paris Premier Paddle Major and Luigi Carraro, President of the International Paddle Federation, gave a press conference to present the first edition of the Greenweez Paris Premier Paddle Major, in the presence of the French number 1, Benjamin Tison. This international event will take place at the Roland-Garros Stadium from July 11 to 17, 2022. The three men have worked closely together for twelve months to organize this stage of the brand new circuit that premiered on February 1.
The FFT has chosen Greenweez as the titular partner of the event, because the French leader in organic and eco-responsible products online is closely linked to the values of accessibility and coexistence that are at the heart of this tournament. After a qualifying day on July 10 (with tickets at the single price of € 10), the final table will see the 56 best couples in the world compete on July 11 for a record prize.
Beyond this large-scale competition, the Major de Paris will also be a unique opportunity to enjoy the Roland-Garros stadium in a unique, friendly and festive atmosphere. In the program, animation with DJ, petanque, summer terrace but also the possibility of discovering the practice with qualified teachers. All for a very attractive price because tickets cost between € 15 and € 50.
Gilles Moretton, President of the French Tennis Federation: ” The FFT is very happy with the advent of paddle. Director of the Paddle Mission for just over a year, Arnaud Di Pasquale has accepted the mission of Director of the Parisian Major. We want to develop the infrastructure, and I think organizing such an event here will help us increase our interest in this practice. The high level is a vector of discovery and excitement. If we want to develop the practice in France, we have to organize a big event, a fortiori on a stage like the Roland-Garros stadium. It is an opportunity to see a very, very high level. »
Luigi Carraro, President of the International Paddle Federation: “It simply came to our notice then. As soon as Gilles Moretton was elected, I wanted to hear his ideas for the development of Paddle. One of the first things the president told me was that he wanted to host the most important paddle tennis tournament in the world at Roland-Garros Stadium. We had this desire to create something important. Being here for a young sport like ours is truly extraordinary. It is a privilege to be here. I would like to thank the FFT, its president and Arnaud Di Pasquale for this gift and for the work done over the past year. I assure you that in two years France will be a great paddle tennis nation. »
Arnaud Di Pasquale, director of Greenweez Paris Premier Paddle Major: ” It is a fun, accessible and friendly sport. The pleasure is immediate. We had to be adventurous because the growth is exceptional (+ 25% in terms of tracks and clubs). Tennis has its Grand Slam with Roland-Garros, so it was obvious that paddle tennis also has its Major with the G3PM. We are delighted, I am very proud to take on this responsibility. This tournament will bring together the 56 best couples in the world. There will be a track on the Philippe-Chatrier track with a capacity of 8,000 people. All tickets will give access to this track. It is also a unique Roland-Garros experience to enjoy, in a very friendly, warm and fun atmosphere. »
All ticket information for this event is available on the website: https://www.parispadelmajor.com/
About the French Tennis Federation
The French Tennis Federation is an association governed by the law of 1901, holder of a ministerial delegation. Dedicated to the promotion, development and success of tennis in France, the FFT brings together, supports and coordinates affiliated clubs. With 4 million players and one million members in nearly 7,500 clubs, tennis is the leading individual sport in the territory. He also ensures the representation of France abroad by the commitment of the French teams in international matches (Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic Games, etc.) and the organization of the most important sporting events on the planet, which are Roland. the Rolex Paris Masters. Since its inception in 1920, the FFT’s identity has been based on this link between the development of amateur tennis, for all audiences and in all territories, and the organization of major international events.
Greenweez is the French leader in the online sale of ecological, eco-responsible and sustainable products. Founded? Annecy, this start-up now has more than 200 passionate and committed employees. Developed to make organic products accessible to as many people as possible, Greenweez now offers more than 125,000 products for every day. In 2021, will Greenweez go one step further in its history by becoming a Society? has? Order.
About Premier Padel
Premier Padel is the official professional paddle circuit governed by the International Paddle Federation (FIP), with the support of the Professional Padel Association (PPA) and Qatar Sports Investment (QSI). Premier Padel is a unique, dynamic and innovative brand that embodies the spirit of a new era for paddle tennis around the world. Created in 2022, Premier Padel will host 10 tournaments around the world from the first year. The goal is to internationalize paddle tennis, thanks to a schedule that should include 25 tournaments in 2024.